Watery views of Florence
One of the more unusual ways to see Florence is by taking a river cruise on a traditional wooden 'barchetto'. These small boats (originally used to transport building materials) hold up to 12 passengers and ply up and down the stretch of the river Arno that divides the historic centre in two. With a glass of prosecco included in the price, the hour-long guided tour glides past the Uffizi gallery, under the Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Santa Trinità, past grandiose Palazzo Corsini and many other landmark buildings giving an orginal persepctive on some of Florence most celebrated monuments. It's a great - and original -way to see the city.
By Nicky Swallow, AFAR Local Expert
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